CalAmp, CargoSense team up to give shipments a voice

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Updated Feb 15, 2018

Screenshot 2018 02 14 11 29 06 2018 02 14 12 28Fullsizeoutput 637 2018 02 14 12 28Telematics provider CalAmp has entered into a partnership with CargoSense to deliver telematics information on high-value, sensitive air cargo for one of the world’s largest global airlines headquartered in the United States.

CargoSense is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that provides logistics oversight for supply chain networks. The CalAmp partnership will provide the global airline’s customers with real-time data and analytics through reports on valuable shipments such as pharmaceuticals, wine, electronics, live freight and perishables that require specific environmental monitoring during transport.

“In supply chain logistics, the game changer is the ability to monitor the health and status of air cargo using IoT solutions so the global airline can provide value-added services and visibility to its business customers and passengers,” said Paul Washicko, senior vice president and general manager of CalAmp’s software and subscription services business. “We are pioneering an effective and efficient way of maintaining control and monitoring the condition of high-value cargo with detailed real-time environmental data to optimize safe transport from departure to arrival.”

The CargoSense platform will ingest pre-, post- and in-flight data collected from CalAmp’s SC1000 and SC1100  telematics gateways and its iOn Tag smart sensor tags that monitor location, temperature, humidity, shock, light and vibration.

CargoSense analyzes the aggregated data from the sensor devices via an API feed from the CalAmp platform to detect environmental conditions and movement patterns from one flight segment to the next. This provides the global airline with granular information and greater insight into shipment processes and assists in meeting mandatory reporting requirements on high-value cargo.

“Being able to provide peace of mind and ensuring trust is imperative for airline customers shipping valuable goods,” said CargoSense’s CEO, Richard Kilmer. “Through our partnership with CalAmp, the global airline will gain real-time insights into the exact status of all its cargo through our comprehensive logistics solution that is unparalleled in transport monitoring today.”

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The CalAmp telematics gateway and iOn Tag smart sensors can also be used in trailers to monitor the condition of cargo during transit down to the pallet level. The devices can communicate with a trailer tracking system to report incursions, aberrations in temperature and report on how cargo is handled. This will give shippers and logistics organizations the ability to determine how haulers handle freight and select carriers that meet specific criteria, the companies say.